The main reason for the policy on identifying minors is so that those below
the age of medical consent (16 in Ontario) can quickly be identified by
first responders in case of injury. My apologies for not making that clear
in the earlier e-mail.
On Behalf Of Eve Harris & David Stamper
Sent: March 23, 2009 10:42 AM
Subject: [RapierMarshals] Policy for Identifying Minors on the List
I've been discussing how to identify minors on the list field with the
Kingdom Earl Marshal. I felt, and so did those attending the moot, that
marking a fencer's helmet/mask is problematic as they often get switched
around as loaner gear. One of the suggestions that came out of the moot was
to use two "scunchies", basically large elasticized hair bands, one on each
arm of the minor fencer.
I forwarded this to the KEM who in turn discussed it with the Society Earl
Marshal, and the idea has been approved for use in Ealdormere. The
scrunchies should be brightly coloured, like neon 80's green, so they can be
This shouldn't be a big issue in Ealdormere as we don't have a large number
of minor fencers and I or my appointed deputy will be authorizing any new
minors and can make sure they are equipped. The scrunchies themselves should
be relatively inexpensive and most dollar stores have a huge selection.
If anyone has any questions, please let me know.
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